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2 people sent to hospital after building set on fire by alleged arsonist

A woman has been charged with arson causing bodily harm after two people were injured in a fire in Merritt this week.

According to Mounties, officers were called to a structure in the 1900 block of Houston Street on May 20 at 5 am for a fire.

<Who>Photo Credit: RCMP

The Merritt Fire Department and Emergency Health Services were already on scene when police arrived.

Two people suffered significant injuries from the fire. Both were stabilized and remain in hospital.

A suspect was arrested at the scene. Lynn Johnny was charged and remains in custody. She is set to appear in Court virtually on May 24, 2024 for a bail hearing.

The Merritt RCMP is asking anyone with information about the incident, who has not yet spoken to police, to please contact them at 250-378-4262.



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